How to charge the iPad Air when planning a trip to Tunisia

A page on how to recharge the iPad Air with a Tunisian power outlet with a Lightning Apple cable with a Type C USB adapter and charging the iPad Air using a Type E USB adapter.

Tunisian power outlet

If you are organizing to travel it can be helpful to know if you'll be able to power any vital gadgets such as mobile phones or laptop computers when you're there. But without knowing which wall socket to expect you may bring the wrong power adaptor, meaning needing to borrow a suitable adaptor on arrival. Different region codes and plugs can all be daunting when planning to travel to a different country, especially if you've never visited before. These instructions have been written to prevent you needing to worry if you'll be able to charge your iPad Air abroad.The following simple guide shows exactly how to power your iPad Air when you're travelling to Tunisia using their types E or C Tunisian 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets, Type E plug outlets will be typically used by most Tunisians. Power will differ depending on which region you are in so please read the travel power supplies page for a complete list of countries. If visiting Tunisia from a different country make sure the iPad Air can be charged using a 240v supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts make sure your device is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional converter to stop the device from overheating whilst powering it. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad Air.

Charging the iPad Air in Tunisia

Can you use the iPad Air in Tunisia?

Yes, you can use the iPad Air in Tunisia.

What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPad Air in Tunisia?

If travelling with more than your iPad Air or visiting multiple countries the best travel power adapter for Tunisia to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two different standards of plug sockets that Tunisians use (E and C) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries around the world simply by changing the supplied heads. If your iPad Air can support Fast Charge (not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from much faster charging times with one of these USB travel chargers plus additional compatibility with more power demanding devices. This means you can charge more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack seperate power adapters. Because you are only needing to bring a single lightweight travel charger will help keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage whilst travelling. Due to their space saving versatility these types of power adapters can be used when back at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple smartphones and tablets with only a single power outlet.

We recommend searching for a multipurpose travel adapter like this online, the power charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Tunisia

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the iPad Air, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is useful when visiting counties with unreliable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These power converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Tunisia and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable power converter for travellers originating from North America going to Tunisia using type B plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers from America using type B plugs. This offers the same functionality as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers 5 USB charging ports. This versatile power strip is compatible with both American plugs and popular plug types A, D,E/F, G, H, I, L and N making it ideal for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Tunisia. [8] [AD]
What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPad Air in Tunisia?

Powering the iPad Air with a Tunisian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Using a Lightning Apple connector with a Type C USB adapter to recharge your iPad Air from a Tunisian power outlet.

  1. In order to power the iPad Air using the Tunisian power outlet you'll need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - normally supplied with the iPad Air.
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type C USB power adapter in the Tunisian power outlet. This power outlet can be recognised by the 2 holes next to each other.
  3. Then connect one end of the charging cable into the USB mains adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Air. The iPad Air lightning connector can be found at the bottom of the iPad Air.
  4. Turn on the Tunisian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of the tablet screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad Air is recharging which typically takes around 60-240 minutes to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPad Air with a Tunisian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your iPad Air from a Tunisian power outlet

A guide on how to recharge the iPad Air with a Tunisian power outlet with a Lightning Apple connector with a Type E power charger.

  1. If you want to charge the iPad Air using a Tunisian power outlet you will need to use a Type E USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple typically supply this USB cable when you buy the iPad Air).
  2. First plug the Type E USB power adapter into the Tunisian power outlet. The sunken round wall outlet can be identified by the two large round adjacent holes plus a metal earth pin protruding from the top in a triangle shape.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the USB mains adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Air. The iPad Air lightning connector can be found at the base of the iPad Air.
  4. Turn on the Tunisian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of the iPad screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is recharging taking around 60-240 minutes to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your iPad Air from a Tunisian power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Tunisia country entry on Wikipedia.org
  2. Apple - official iPad user guide
  3. iec.ch - Type C power outlet
  4. Type C USB power adapter - European Type C USB chargers are unearthed and have two 4mm rounded pins spaced 19mm apart, under C$20.
  5. USB to Apple Lightning cable - The Apple Lightning cable is a charging and syncing cable for more recent Apple devices and connects compatible iPhones and iPads to a USB port, priced C$20-C$25.
  6. iec.ch - Type E power outlet
  7. Type E USB power adapter - There are two 4.8mm pins on Type E USB chargers which are placed 19mm apart and may include a hole for an earthing pin, under C$15.
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, under C$20.